Apply to play at Vantastival 2018!


Calling all musicians!!!

You can now apply to play on our 2018 line-up. As always, our mission is to promote original Irish music and we are happy to hear from anyone creating new music in Ireland today. All you have to do is fill in the online form here and include a link where we can listen to a minimum of three original tracks. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th December.

We do not accept applications from DJs or covers bands.

Good luck – we’re looking forward to hearing some great new music!

Planning Vantastival 2018

We are now busy planning for the 2018 festival and as our valued patrons, we want you to have your say. What did you like or not like at the festival in 2017? Would you prefer a 2 or 3 day festival next summer? If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to complete our survey and give us your opinion.

Vantastival will return to Beaulieu House & Gardens on the June bank holiday weekend 2018 and the first tier of tickets will be on sale from 1st December. This year children’s tickets will be available for advance purchase online for the first time, and all minor registration forms can also be completed online. Minor tickets will only be valid when accompanied by a parent holding their own ticket, and tickets for 13-17 year olds will only be valid with a parent who holds a weekend camping ticket. There will be no day tickets for 13-17 year olds for the 2018 festival. As our numbers grow, we will invest in improving the overall festival experience for everyone and will continue to showcase the very best of Irish music.

As always, we will have an open submission process for our 2018 line up. If you are a musician and would like to play at next year’s festival, stay tuned to our website where the application process will open on 1st November!

Thanks for coming!


Thank you one and all who turned out in record numbers for this year’s Vantastival!

Beaulieu House and Gardens and the weather gods conspired once again this June bank holiday weekend to provide the perfect setting for us, and the sun shone all weekend right up until Sunday night while we danced and sang and ate and played on the banks of the River Boyne. This was the biggest and many would say the best Vantastival yet! We’d like to thank all of you lovely people who came along to this year’s festival, to all our crew and everyone who contributed to making the festival what it is, and most of all to all the musicians who played over the weekend – the standard of music was unbelievable this year.

You can check out some of the photos from this year’s festival on our Facebook page now and we will be adding many more and putting up a 2017 Gallery on the website over the next few weeks, with some videos to come too!

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It’s Festival Time!

Vantastival opens it’s gates on Saturday morning 3rd June for the eighth annual festival! We’re looking forward to an excellent weekend of music and craic!

If you are planning to come, please read the following info carefully:

There is no access to the site on Friday.

The festival arena and campsite open at 10.30am on Saturday and the box office operates from 10.30am – 11.00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry to the site is not permitted after 11pm.

Tickets are no longer available online. Tickets will be available at the gate, subject to availability.

THERE ARE NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES ON SITE SO PAYMENTS AT THE BOX OFFICE AND ALL VENDORS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. There is also no ATM on site, so bring as much cash as you think you’ll need for the weekend.

Our beautiful venue Beaulieu House is home to green lawns, shady woodlands and blossoming gardens and we want to keep it that way. Vantastival has always followed a Green Policy, so please use the bins onsite, leave no rubbish behind and take all your camping gear home with you. You can read more about our policy here.

Vantastival is a BYOB event. There will also be a bar on site where you can get refreshing pints of craft beer from Jack Cody’s Brewery, cider or a range of spirits and cocktails. No glass bottles are allowed on site. ID will be required at the bar from anyone who looks under the age of 21. The only acceptable forms of ID are passport, driving license, Garda Card or EU National Identity Card.
BBQs are permitted but must be up off the ground. No disposable barbecues sitting on the grass.


Only cars staying on site can drive into the car park.  This year there is a small charge for the car park imposed by Beaulieu House, to go towards the upkeep of the estate and gardens. The charge is €3 for a day or €5 for the weekend.
No cars will be permitted to drive into the campsite to unload, with the sole exception of those pulling caravans.
Beaulieu House is just a 5 minute drive from Drogheda, or 10 minutes from Drogheda Bus Station. Elite Cabs in Drogheda are doing a special rate for taxis to and from Drogheda over the weekend.
Elite Cabs  041 98 333 98
The rate is €4 a head for a minimum of 2 to/from Drogheda town centre or bus station and €5 a head for a minimum of 2 to/from Drogheda train station.
Be sure to quote Vantastival when you book!




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